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Join Us in Guatemala!

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Posted on February 28, 2019.

Global Dental relief needs your help carrying out our mission in Guatemala this summer! We are currently looking for dental professionals to join us in San Martin in May and July/August! We have a space for dentists and hygienists to volunteer with us in a week-long clinic serving children in need with free dental care.

In 2007, Global Dental Relief began working in Guatemala, partnering with local communities to bring free dental care to children living in the Mayan Highlands. Since then, GDR has held 47 clinics in Guatemala, in which volunteers provided 32,000 children with free, comprehensive dental care.

Together with local partners, volunteer teams work to improve the oral health of children who otherwise would have no access to treatment.

During a six-day clinic, clinicians provide children from local schools and orphanages with complete dental treatment. Each child receives an exam, cleaning, and any fillings or extractions that are needed. Children return to the clinic for follow-up visits to ensure all necessary treatment is complete.

Each trip also includes two days of optional sightseeing to explore more of the country!

After a week of work, volunteers return to Antigua for a weekend of adventure. Volunteers can choose to tour a local coffee plantation or zip line through the Guatemalan rainforest!

While in Antigua, volunteers can also explore Central Park which is a hotspot for many tourists. Religious and government structures provide a history of the capital status it once held. Small museums provide further in-depth information about the culture and history of this ancient city.

If you’re a dental professional with a desire to improve the oral health of children in need we want to hear from you! We are looking for energetic dentists and hygienists to join us in Guatemala this summer for a life-changing adventure.

The clinic dates listed below:

  • May 24 – June 2, 2019
  • May 31 – June 9, 2019
  • July 19 – 28, 2019
  • July 26 – August 4, 2019
  • August 2- 13, 2019 (optional sightseeing to Belize after!)

Applying to volunteer is easy! Click here to fill out a volunteer application. Upon submission, one of our Country Coordinators will be in touch with all the necessary details! (Packing lists, visa requirements, travel dates, personal itinerary, etc.)

Our mission is simple, we provide free dental care to children in need around the globe. Email us today for more information.

THE TOP 5 REASONS TO VOLUNTEER IN CAMBODIA!

Posted on January 8, 2018

Why volunteer in Cambodia? Here are our top five reasons!

Cambodia was once a quick stop-over on the South East Asia tourist circuit. People came to visit the 12th century Angkor Temple complex just outside of Siem Reap, and then quickly fled to other more comfortable tourist hangouts in Vietnam and Thailand. But today Siem Reap holds its own – at once an international scene and a place of enormous need,

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BP Dental Partners with Global Dental Relief

Posted on December 21, 2017

In February, BP Dental employees Michael Luna and Jake Snell traveled to Cambodia to share their skills and big hearts helping children. For two weeks, they worked in a Global Dental Relief (GDR) clinic, providing free dental care to underprivileged children in Siem Reap.

These unlikely volunteers found GDR thanks to a very generous offer from BP Dental to donate their web design and digital marketing services.

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4 Reasons to Visit and Volunteer in Cambodia

 

As Cambodia’s most popular tourist destination, Siem Reap offers a fascinating blend of traditional and modern life. During your work with Global Dental Relief (GDR), you will have many opportunities to experience the unique splendor and culture of Cambodia.

During the time spent in Cambodia, volunteers stay at the Shinta Mani Resort, a boutique hotel that is run by the Shinta Mani Foundation (SMF). Founded to improve the economy and reduce poverty,

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Volunteer with Global Dental Relief in 2018 and See the World as You’ve Never Seen it Before!

As 2017 winds to a close, it’s time to look at how and where you want to spend your time in 2018. We have the answer! It’s volunteering your time and heart on a Global Dental Relief (GDR) clinic in 2018. Next year, GDR is expanding its work by adding two additional clinics and adding shorter adventure clinics, in hopes of providing free, first-time dental care to more children in need overseas.

Each project offers a unique experience of volunteering in a dental clinic,

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Supporting the Children of GDR by Serving from Afar

Does this sound like you? — the mission of Global Dental Relief resonates with you, but life is busy, the family takes priority, your bank account is low, or maybe traveling overseas just isn’t for you. Even if you are not able to volunteer, there are other ways you can help children live healthier lives.

Here are five ways to support GDR’s work without ever boarding a plane:

1.) Our clinics are held afloat by every single donation offered to our organization.

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